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Watch a $150 Nikon vs a $3000 Sony in This Camera Shootout. The Results May Surprise You

Is having an expensive camera really that important for capturing great photos? That’s the question the intriguing new video below from photographer …

Cameras

5 Amazon obscure settings you should change now

The items we buy say a lot about our lifestyles, our finances, and our domestic lives. If you have an Amazon account, the amount of data that the retail giant collects is astonishing. Many people don’t know you get much more just free two-day shipping with a Prime account.<p>With these different areas …

Amazon Echo

iPad Slow? Learn How to Speed up iPad, Even Older Ones!

If you have an older iPad, you may have noticed that it's not as fast as it used to be and asked yourself, "why is my iPad so slow?" There are lots of different reasons why your iPad may be running more slowly than it did when you first bought it, and luckily there are just as many ways to speed it …

Apps

15 tech upgrades you can get for free

You’ve spent so much money already – on a laptop, tablet, computer, router, network extender, printer and smartphone. You’ve signed up for the internet, and you’re paying monthly fees. You’ll be relieved to know that a lot of tech is free.<p>Open-source software is like the generic brands you find in …

Software

Which allergy medication is the best? It's complicated.

But here's our best advice.<p><i>Despite affecting some 50 million Americans, allergies aren’t super well understood. The sparks that ignite your immune system can range from sunlight to onions, and symptoms of an attack are just as varied. For that reason, we’re spending several weeks writing about</i> …

Checking yourself for melanomas? You might not be looking for the right thing.

Skin cancer is easy to prevent as long as you know what to look for.<p>Moles, like their furry homonyms, should be roughly round, brown, and symmetrical. When they start changing, something could be very wrong. But it's not just existing moles you should keep an eye on.<p>When it comes to skin cancer, …

Cancer

Your weight affects how long you live—but it's extremely complicated

There's probably no perfect BMI.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where we want it to? Where does it</i> …

Diabetes

Get set: Your internet bill is about to soar, thanks to Trump's FCC

Thursday’s the day that the Trump administration will overturn former President Obama’s rules protecting consumers from greedy telecom companies manipulating internet access and pricing.<p>I got a preview of what’s to come over the weekend as my Spectrum internet bill soared by 20% — and as I …

This SR-71 Blackbird Cockpit Tour Is The Most Fascinating Thing You'll See All Week

Veteran SR-71 pilot gives a highly detailed tour of both cockpits and shares incredible recollections from his time flying the legendary jet.<p>Youtube …

Making Your Camera Work Faster With Custom Settings

A lot of photography revolves around your ability to be prepared when the moment strikes and be able to adapt quickly as the scenery and required …

Cameras

Here's what you should know about hormone therapy for menopause

Misinformation scares away many who could benefit.<p>Like far too many aspects of women’s health, menopause is under-studied. Much of our understanding of how to treat it comes from just a few large observational studies, and most of the public’s information on treatments comes from one …

Women's Health

Understanding Your Camera's Internal Light Meter and Metering Modes

Understanding the internal light meter of my camera is one of the best skills I've ever learned. It helps me to shoot in fully manual mode, so that I …

Shutter Speed

Master drone pilot captures video while flying around, inside, and under a moving train

<i>Absolutely, positively never try this yourself. By all accounts, this flight was highly illegal and DPReview in no way condones this activity.</i><p>If …

Drones

Step Aside, Fireball: Fire Cider Is Our Spicy (and Healthy!) Shot of Choice - Chowhound

Fire cider—the throat-stripping, sinus-clearing, hot-spiced, thoroughly modern cider vinegar concoction that devotees down in daily shots—has its …

'You Are Evil': Voters Blast Trump Election Fraud Panel

Voters across the country slammed President Donald Trump’s commission on voter fraud in public comments sent to the panel — calling it a “a sham,” “evil” and “vile” for requesting mountains of personal data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.<p>The Presidential Advisory Commission on …

Visit a New Digital Archive of 2.2 Million Images from the First Hundred Years of Photography

Interested in photography? You’re in the right place. Over the years, we’ve compiled free classes on digital photography, hundreds of photography …

We Hear You: ‘I Never Knew the Wall Made That Much Difference’

Though I now live in Colorado, I lived in San Diego from 1970 through 2013. When the Roger Hedgecock talk show was in its prime, his haranguing was …

Take a Quick Tour of the Mind-Boggling Universe of Mathematics

Math is often considered synonymous with pain, boredom and frustration. It’s not uncommon to hear someone say, “ugh, it’s like doing math.” But math …

Mathematics

Jack White Shows Jimmy Page and The Edge How to Properly Play ‘Seven Nation Army’ on Guitar

In an amusing clip from the 2008 Davis Guggenheim documentary <i>It Might Get Loud</i>, musician Jack White teaches guitar great The Edge and the legendary …

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook-Linux hybrid

Common scenario: You buy a new laptop, thinking you'll sell, donate or hand down the old one... but it never happens. Maybe you don't want to deal with the hassles of Craigslist or Ebay, not to mention wiping all your data, reinstalling Windows and so on.<p>Whatever the case, now it's just taking up …

How to Master the Sunny 16 Rule

<b>Article Preview:</b>• The Sunny 16 Rule Explained<br>• The Sunny 16 Rule in Action<br>• Additional Exposure Rules<br>• Why You Should Use the Sunny 16 Rule<br>The Sunny 16 Rule …

Landscape Photography

Your old laptop can live again for the cost of a USB drive

Even if it looks the same, the software on your computer now is different than when you first booted up the machine. Developers constantly update their software with new features, performance optimizations, and power-saving boosts. Over time, your machine is bound to slow down from all that new …

Raspberry Pi

21 Hidden Roku Tricks for Streaming Success

We help you discover hidden features in your favorite streaming device.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Video: A Simple Visual Explanation of Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO

If you need a simple, straight-forward explanation of how the digital camera captures photos, look no further. This creative little animation by …

Top 10 Best Deep Web Search Engines to Explore Hidden Web

When you go online to search for something you either go to search engines such as Google or Bing. You probably think that if it doesn’t show up on …

Slow Motion Video of Lightning Shooting Out of a Handheld Tesla Gun Filmed at 28,000 fps

Destin Sandlin of Smarter Every Day met with Cameron B. Prince from Tesla Universe and filmed slow motion video of lightning shooting out of a …

How to build an AR-15: A beginner's guide

You do not always have to go to a gun store to purchase an AR-15. Surprised? I know I was when I first ventured into the hobby of building custom …

60 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts Every Office Worker Should Know

Of course, you may not need all 60 of these, but knowing them will make you flexible, fast, and ready to work with whatever tool you’re presented …

Millennials okay if America becomes like Russia or China

As Vladimir Putin continues to flex his communist muscles in the Baltic states as he aggressively works to rebuild the former Soviet Union, and China …